Palestinian Killed by Gunshot in Rafah
On Monday, 31 August 2009, a Palestinian
was killed by a gunshot in al-Shouka village, east of Rafah.
According to investigations conducted by
PCHR, at approximately 11:30 on Monday, 31 August 2009, the body of
Ussama 'Abdullah 'Ayash, 23, was brought to Abu Yousef al-Najjar
Hospital in Rafah. According to medical sources, the victim was killed
by a gunshot to the chest. 'Ayash was together with two relatives on a
tract of land belonging to the family in al-Shouka village when he was
hit by a gunshot from an unknown source.
According to sources of the police, an
investigation was opened into the incidents, and two armed persons
training on the use of firearms in the area were arrested.
deeply concerned over increasing deaths and casualties resulting from
the misuse of weapons. PCHR calls upon concerned authorities to take
necessary measures to ensure the non-recurrence of such incidents.